Byelection in Atmakur on June 23

The Election Commission (EC) issued a notification to conduct a by-election to the Atmakur assembly constituency in the SPSR Nellore district on 23rd June.

According to the press release by the EC, the gazette notification for the election will be issued on May 30. The last date for nomination is June 6, the date of scrutiny on June 7, the last date for withdrawal is June 9  and the election will be held on June 23. The counting of votes will be held on June 26 and the date before which the election process shall be completed is June 28.

The Atmakur seat became vacant following the death of sitting MLA Mekapati Gautham Reddy.

The election is being held along with by-elections for assembly and parliament seats in Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Delhi on the same date.

Goutham Reddy’s younger brother Mekapati Vikram would be nominated by the YSR Congress party. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy gave his nod for his candidature.

After some interactive sessions with party leaders and cadres in the Atmakur segment, Vikram has begun a door-to-door campaign in the Atmakur segment as a part of the Gadapa Gadapadu Prabhutvam program.

His father and former MP Mekapati Rajamohan is also accompanying Vikram for most of the time.